Wohlsen Construction Company Project Executive - Delaware Valley Region in Wilmington, Delaware
Wohlsen Construction, a top 400 ENR firm with over 125 years in the construction business is looking for a qualified, highly motivated, team player to lead, manage, and coordinate all phases of multiple projects from preconstruction through closeout. The Project Executive for our Delaware Valley Region interfaces with employees at all levels of the organization and will report directly to the Senior Vice President of DV Region.
If you are interested in joining a premier growing commercial construction firm with a stellar reputation in its industry then this is the opportunity you've been looking for. Our growth has been tremendous as we continue to expand throughout the Mid-Atlantic region!
The primary responsibility for the Project Executive will be the assessment of risk and the management of the Client relationship of each project assigned. Additionally, this person is responsible for profit/loss and overall execution of the work on each project and all aspects of resource management related to each project including assigning work, choosing team members, monitoring effort, and evaluating performance, with a goal of fulfilling all owner contract requirements.
Client Relationship Management: Evaluate and develop a clear understanding of the Clients’ expectations on each project, forge a relationship with the Client(s), and ensure regular communication and dialogue about the project team’s performance. Hold frequent face-to-face meetings with Client(s) throughout the life of the project. Work with Client to mitigate project delays generated by the Client or Client’s agents in order to minimize the impact on the project.
Risk Assessment: Collaborate with appropriate Wohlsen team members to develop owner contracts; regularly assess risks inherent with each project and coach/mentor the project team to plan and prepare for dealing with these risks and maintaining project success; follow up on warranty issues.
Resource Management: Evaluate the resources needed to successfully execute each project and work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and the Vice President of Field Operations to ensure necessary resources are assigned and/or in place to meet the required needs.
Purchasing: Lead the purchasing/procurement effort on each assigned project and ensure appropriate resources are assigned to procure the subcontractors/vendors needed to execute the project and that required materials and equipment are available when needed. This includes developing a project purchasing plan, assigning tasks to individuals within Operations and Estimating, and coordinating with the VP of Preconstruction and Preconstruction Manager to manage the assigned personnel’s workloads.
Team Management: Select, manage, monitor, and motivate Project Team (PM, PE, Supt, PA) on projects assigned. Provide feedback, mentoring and advice as required. Establish expectations and hold team accountable for same. Attend preconstruction and project review meetings.
Project Planning: Ensure necessary planning is executed, prior to the start of each project, to support a successful project completion, including, but not limited to, staffing projections and planning, general conditions estimates, project budgets, project scheduling, logistics planning, and subcontractor evaluation/procurement.
Process / Procedure Management and Improvement: Provide oversight to the project team’s efforts to ensure company standards are being implemented in the execution of the work. As needed, provide mentoring / coaching to help team members, at all levels, fully understand each required process/procedure. Work closely with Project Executive peers and others as assigned, to regularly evaluate the processes by which projects are executed in order to find areas for improvement in exceeding client expectations and completing projects in a more efficient and profitable manner.
New Business Acquisition and Business Development/Sales Support: Consult with and provide technical expertise to the pricing of estimates and bids in order to close business that Wohlsen can be successful with and meets the desired client needs. Maintain solid professional relationships with Clients and new business influencers in order to find and encourage new project opportunities. Participate in planning and delivering sales presentations by preparing for, offering technical expertise, presenting assigned areas of Wohlsen information, and creating a professional and confident impression with clients. Collaborate with business development, preconstruction and risk management staff in the development and subsequent negotiation of the client contract.
Site Visits: Visit assigned projects regularly to evaluate and make suggestions towards improvement of safety, quality, and general administrative performance, as well as build Owner representative relationships, and manage workforce morale and contribution.
Financial: Work closely with the project team to evaluate project costs to date and develop/maintain an accurate forecast of project costs and profitability. Has broad authority within Company guidelines to commit the Company on matters of cost and schedule.
Schedule: Regularly evaluate the project schedule and implement adjustments necessary to maintain or recover the required goals/milestones.
Safety: Ensure project adherence to Company safety policies and procedures and work with the Safety Department to achieve established safety goals.
Project Closeout: Finalize outstanding issues (change orders, claims, etc.) with the Owner and subcontractors/vendors, and ensure timely payment of final payment from Owner and to subcontractors and suppliers.
Internal Communication: Report regularly to the Chief Operating Officer on the status of each project’s schedule performance, financial projection, Client satisfaction, and risks affecting overall performance.
Team Leadership/Management: Perform all management and leadership responsibilities and functions associated with assigned project teams. Responsibilities include hiring, motivating, coaching, training, appraising, compensation and incentive pay decisions, rewarding and disciplining, and addressing complaints and resolving issues of the employees on his/her project teams.
Other Functions: Serve as a leader on process improvement teams as requested by the COO. Collaborate with Wohlsen self-perform work leaders to determine if/when Wohlsen will self-perform
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Engineering, Architecture or similar field of study
Professional Engineer or Registered Architect and LEED accreditation preferred
Minimum 10 years’ experience and two or more projects as project manager for commercial construction projects
5 years’ experience leading a project team of mixed levels of experience and capability
Extensive knowledge of construction, planning and scheduling
Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications and other contract documents
Exceptional management and leadership skills
Financial management experience of department operations and project profitability
Proficient with Microsoft Office software systems, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Experience with CMiC and Suretrak preferred
Current, valid driver’s license or equivalent means of transportation that allows easy, flexible, frequent travel among job sites, clients’ offices, and other locations for meetings, inspections, etc.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively in English with clients, contractors, vendors, employees, etc.
External Company Name: Wohlsen Construction Company
External Company URL: http://www.wohlsenconstruction.com/